On a scale of 1-10, I am about 12 when it comes to being obsessed with hair care. Having been born with naturally curly, fine, dry hair is about as challenged as you can be in the hair department. Oh, and to add insult to injury I get highlights so it’s damaged as well. I have always hated my curls but I am really trying to love them. I’ve been trying to let my hair do it’s thing and wear my hair curly more often and the curls look better if I use hair masks on a weekly basis. There are many fancy and not so fancy hair masks out there but the some best ones are the ones you make yourself.
Both of the following masks have been made and tested by me many times. They work magic, pinky swear.
For Dry, Damaged Hair:
1/2 Cup Olive Oil
1/2 Cup Yogurt
1 Tbsp Honey
Heat up the oil, honey & yogurt in the microwave for 20-30 seconds. You want the oil warm but not hot because the next step is to add the egg. If the mixture is too hot you will be putting scrambled eggs in your hair. Once everything is mixed together put this disgusting mixture in your hair and cover with saran wrap or a plastic hair cap.
Dance in your underwear Putter around house for the next 30 minutes while it cooks. Wash and condition as usual. The oil will deep condition your hair and the yogurt and egg will help strengthen your hair.
To help your hair grow and other magical things:
I love this concoction, I made it up myself and it smells horrible but works great. I put it in a little pump bottle and use judiciously.
1/3 Cup Coconut Oil
2 Tbsps Almond Oil
2 Tbsps Castor Oil
3 Drops of Lavender Oil
3 Drops of Tea Tree Oil
Mix this up it a pump bottle and vigerously shake for 5 minutes or so. It will take a little bit for the coconut oil to dissolve but if you are persistent it will eventually mix with the other oils. If the mixture is still cloudy, keep shaking. Next you will want squirt a few pumps into hands and apply to your hair. Actually apply is not a strong enough word – you want to WORK the oil into your hair and scalp for a good 5 minutes, preferably with your head upside down. This will get the blood flowing to your scalp. I like to do this at night and then put my hair up in a bun and sleep on it. The next morning you will need to use a good shampoo (not a moisturizing shampoo, that would not be strong enough) and then lightly condition and maybe just focus on the ends.
All right, good luck. May all the good hair days be yours. If you have a hair mask you like, please share in the comments below!